Binge! Celebrate a guilt-free Diwali

Diwali, the festival of light is celebrated in India & all over the world with great vigor and joy.  It is one of the main festivals related to Indian culture. The main highlights of this festival are the lights, fireworks, and decorations, said Khyati Rupani, Founder and Head of Balance Nutrition

Binge! Celebrate a guilt-free DiwaliPopularly known as the festival of lights, Diwali brings immense joy. However, this happiness turns into guilt after having festive sweets and savouries mindlessly. “Our area of concern begins when the richly prepared sweets and dishes start appearing making it very difficult to keep weight in check during this season. We end up consuming extra calories […]

Controlling sugar spikes during the festive season: How to keep diabetes in check

Dr Tejal Lathia, a Consultant Endocrinologist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares how to keep your diabetes in check during the festivities.

Controlling sugar spikes during the festive season: How to keep diabetes in checkWe celebrate a multitude of festivals, and each has a common denominator – calorie rich delicacies. Sweet, sugary, rasgollas, crisp deep-fried puris, fragrant biryanis, laddoos, pedas, sheera, and others. There is temptation everywhere, making it even more difficult to resist. A downer, however, is that people around a diabetic person seem to encourage them to […]

Low-calorie diet along with exercise can be bad for bones, warns study

Researchers found that combining a low-calorie diet and exercise could make bones weaker and increase the risk of injury

Low-calorie diet along with exercise can be bad for bones, warns studyExercising offers a number of health benefits. But not when you are following a low-calorie diet. A new study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, found that a combination of calorie restriction and exercise could harm the bones. This may increase one’s risk of injury or fracture. “These findings were somewhat of […]

Eating fast could lead to weight gain and a range of other health problems

Your busy life at work or in the house commonly pushes you to do things quickly, even your food. However, eating fast and mindlessly could lead to some health problems

Eating fast could lead to weight gain and a range of other health problemsThe brain needs time to process how the body consumes food. It commonly takes up to 20 minutes for the brain to process signals of fullness. Failing to process these signals could lead to overeating, weight gain and obesity, according to Healthline. This happens as the brain struggles to keep up when a person eats […]

Here’s how you can burn belly fat even if you have slow metabolism

These are the simple ways that have been found effective in helping improve metabolism and supporting weight loss

Here’s how you can burn belly fat even if you have slow metabolismMetabolism plays a significant role in the body. It mainly helps process the food and drinks you consume to generate the energy you need for your daily activities. It also affects how much you eat and drink as well as your weight. This is why a slow metabolism is a major concern for many people, […]

Maha: Soon, restaurants to display a ‘calorie chart’ for patrons

The FDA has sent its final draft to the Maharashtra government through which restaurants will have to display the calorie content in its meals through a signboard or a menu card. Restaurants will be required to promote safe and healthy eating practices and help consumers in making informed choices through calorie information labelling

Maha: Soon, restaurants to display a ‘calorie chart’ for patronsSoon, the restaurants in Maharashtra will have to display a signboard mentioning the calorie content in food items The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Maharashtra has sent a final proposal of the draft to the government Sources say the government is expected to take a final decision in a month’s time. In the first phase, […]

Self-monitoring what you eat can help you lose weight, proves study

If you want to lose weight, research shows, the single best predictor of success is monitoring and recording calorie and fat intake throughout the day - to ‘write it when you bite it’

Self-monitoring what you eat can help you lose weight, proves studyBut dietary self-monitoring is widely viewed as so unpleasant and time-consuming; many would-be weight-losers can’t muster the will power to do it. New research to be published in the March issue of Obesity suggests that the reality of dietary self-monitoring may be far less disagreeable than the perception. After six months of monitoring their dietary […]

This is how you can lose weight post-pregnancy without stressing yourself

Getting back in shape and becoming a ‘yummy mummy’ immediately post pregnancy is the new hype amongst new mothers. What most mothers forget is that there is no right or wrong time to lose post-pregnancy weight since every person is unique and has unique circumstances

This is how you can lose weight post-pregnancy without stressing yourself  Losing weight post pregnancy can be a struggle and stressful task. A new mother enters a new stage in life with the birth of her little one. While her hormones are at work, there are many other things as well – the sleepless nights, the unwanted advice on eating right for feeding right and […]

Study reveals oversized meals play a key crucial role in encouraging obesity

Restaurants frequently serve oversized meals, not only in the United States but also in many other countries, according to a study conducted by an international team of researchers and supported by FAPESP - São Paulo Research Foundation

Study reveals oversized meals play a key crucial role in encouraging obesityThe study which was conducted in Brazil, China, Finland, Ghana, India and the United States found 94 per cent of meals served in restaurants contain more than the recommended number of calories according to the UK’s National Health Service Published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the study weighed and measured the energy content of […]

When it comes to weight loss, diet is more important than exercise

The new year is here, and many people have made a resolution to lose weight. But experts say when it comes to reducing the pounds, diet is far more important than exercise

When it comes to weight loss, diet is more important than exerciseEvery January, one of the top New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. And if you’re looking to be successful, there’s something you should know: Diet is far more important than exercise – by a long shot. An investigator for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says the average person burns […]